Various reports suggested that Matt Riddle had issues in gaining Vince McMahon’s trust. It was also said that McMahon was only giving him what he thought he could handle. It seems Riddle impressed McMahon with his performance this week.
According to a report by Fightful Select, Vince McMahon was a huge fan of Riddle’s match against Sheamus. He was “complimentary after it closed to those involved.” He praised both performers and the producers.
Due to the praise, Matt Riddle is now simply known as Riddle. He is also going to get a serious transition for his character.
It seems as if the match particularly had a big impression on McMahon, as he made the call to change Matt Riddle’s in-ring name to “Riddle,” and pitched a more serious character presentation. We’re told Riddle was supportive of the idea.